Top 10 Free Video Converters

By Partho, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, April 7, 2009

videoFile formats always get in your way when you have your favorite song and your favorite player. Downloading videos and watching it on cool portable devices such as iPhone, Zune,Creative Zen, Sansa, iRiver etc is what every movie-buff would look for. There are several third-party software on the market like the video converters to help you out. The converters can change the video file formats to one that is supported by your playable device. Well, I picked out some selective free video converters that will help you convert the different video formats to get video formats compatible to your video players. Here’s are my top 10 video converters.

1. E. M. Total video Converter

tvcThis is one of the complete solutions for video conversion of all popular video formats. Total Video Converter allows reading, playing and conversion of different types of video formats. It is a great stuff if you are looking to convert different kind of videos or audios that you can use on your cell phone like say mp4, 3gp, xvid, divx mpeg4, PDA, PSP, iPod etc

It supports the video and audio formats

MPEG4 (.mp4), H264/AVC mpeg4(.mp4), 3gp (.3gp, 3g2), WMV (.wmv), Zune (.wmv), ASF (.asf), SAMSUNG L55W DC (.mp4), CASIO (.avi), KODAK DC V550 (.mov),  iPod mpeg4 mov (.mov), iPod mpeg4 (.mp4),  iPod H264 (.mp4), iPhone mpeg4 (.mp4),  iPhone H264 (.mp4), Apple TV mpeg4  (.mp4), Apple TV H264 (.mp4), Game Psp (.mp4), Nokia cellphone (.mp4, .3gp), Sony cellphone (.mp4, .3gp), Ms Mpeg4 AVI (.avi), Divx AVI (.avi),  Xvid AVI (.avi), H264 AVI (.avi), Mjpeg AVI (.avi), HuffYUV AVI (.avi), Swf Video (.swf), FLV video(.flv), Gif Animation (.gif), NTSC, PAL DVD, NTSC, PAL SVCD, NTSC, PAL VCD, Mpeg4 Mov (.mov), Apple Quicktime (.mov), HD Mpeg TS (.ts), MPEG1 (.mpg, mpeg)


2. Any Video Converter

This is one of the widely used video converters that allows switching file formats. It can convert video formats such as DivX, XviD, MOV, rm, rmvb, MPEG, VOB, DVD, WMV, AVI to MPEG-4 movie format or iPod/PSP or other portable video device, It supports conversion following files

Input format

avi, asf, mov, rm, rmvb, flv, mkv, mpg, 3gp, m4v, vob, YouTube videos and more

Output format

avi, mp4, wmv, flv, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2, mpg (PAL or NTSC), mp3, wma, ogg, aac


3. Videora (only Windows)

From Youtube videos to DVD’s,  Videora can convert a wide range of video formats to make it compatible for different playing device. Videora offers a set of programs for different devices such as Portable Media Players, Portable Game Systems, Mobile Phones, Video Game Consoles, Media Streamers and More Red Kawa Software. It supports formats like avi, divx, xvid, flv, x264, vob, mpeg, DVD’s, YouTube, etc. It also allows batch conversion.


4. Keyote Video Converter

This is one of the video converter that allows conversion to a range of other formats. The videos can be pre-visualized and extracted in sequence. Keyote has a is fast with the conversions.

It supports the following formats

AVI, MP4, iPod, PSP, 3GP (mobile phone format), Zune, iPhone, FLV, MKV, WMV, ASF, MOV, QuickTime, MPEG, RM, VCD, VOB and more.


5. Advanced Video Converter

This is a easy to use Video Converter tool that offers extensive video conversion. The software allows batch conversion of video files. It supports conversion of AVI, MPEG, MPG, ASF, WMV to the following video types: AVI, MPEG layer 1 and layer 2, WMV(Windows Media Video), RM (Real Media).


6. Cocoon Software Quick Media Converter 3.48

This is a powerful video converter that offers extensive video and audio conversion to different video formats. With this software you can convert videos recorded or taken from your Web cam or DV Cam flux in avi divx format to other video formats. It supports batch conversion.

Using Quick Media Converter 3.48 you can convert between the following file formats:
flv,avi,divx,xvid,mpeg4,ipod,iphone,psp,3GP,3G2,AVI,DIVX,XVID,TS,DVD,VCD,MPEG,Mpeg2,Mpeg4, mp4,vob ,mov,h264,h263, wmv.Audio :MP3,WAV,amr, m4a, ,wmaQMC


7. Abcc Free All Video Converter Pro

This video converter comes with a simple and ambiguous interface. It supports conversion to all popular video formats to to MP4, iPod, iPhone, Zune, 3GP, etc.

The conversion formats supported by the Abcc Free All Video Converter Pro include
AVI, WMV, MPEG, MP4, ASF, VOB, 3GP, iPhone, MOV, FLV to AVI, MP4, WMV, DVD, 3GP, iPod, iPhone, Zune, Apple TV, FLV, SWF, and MOV.


8. Kigo Video Converter on Mac OS X

This is a versatile video converter for Mac OS X. Kigo can convert videos for popular video players such as iPod touch, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPhone, Apple TV, PSP, PS3, Creative Zen, iRiver PMP, Archos and others. It converts video files such as MOV, MP4, RM, RMVB, DivX, ASF, VOB, 3GP, WMV, MPEG, AVI to iPhone movies

Kigo supports conversion of the following video formats

DivX, XviD, MOV, rm, rmvb, MPEG, VOB, DVD, WMV, AVI to MPEG-4 movie


9. VidDownloader

Often you download cool videos from the streaming sites like YouTube, Google Video, iFilm, Blip.TV, DailyMotion, etc. This webapp allows you to convert all these downloaded videos to a playable format.


10. Avi2Dvd (Windows)


In just, a few clicks Avi2Dvd converts Avi/Ogm/Mkv/Wmv/Dvd to Dvd/Svcd/Vcd. With Avi2dvd you can generate DVD menus with chapter/audio/subtitles buttons with extreme facility.


June 22, 2010: 1:12 am

well done. i have a bunch of video needed to be converted for my new bought ipad. thanks for sharing,i will give it a try

September 28, 2009: 11:13 am

I think you forgot the best one actually ;)


i use it for everything including blu-ray

August 4, 2009: 9:28 am

most of above are not real free video converter, leawo is the only one i’ve tried completely free, with no limitation, no watermark.

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